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With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, they said

SAP patches login flaw in ASE database

Combined with other flaws, complete access to a database could be gained


Hackers exploit Magento e-commerce vulnerability

The flaw has a patch but it's not yet been applied by all

Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Many users never changed the password thinking it was unique to them

DOD wants to rebuild trust with the technology industry

The military needs private partners to combat the nation's cybersecurity problems, Carter says

FTC complains retail tracking firm didn't notify customers

Nomi falsely told customers they could opt out of tracking, the agency says

House passes second cyberthreat information-sharing bill

The new bill will be combined with another one that privacy groups have questioned

Wi-Fi client vulnerability could expose Android, Linux, BSD, other systems to attacks

A flaw in the widely used wpa_supplicant wireless client can lead remote code execution

US House approves cyberthreat sharing bill; privacy concerns remain

The legislation would allow some customer information to be passed to the NSA, opponents said

Malware used in White House and State Department hacks possibly linked to Russia

The malware is related to the MiniDuke, CosmicDuke and OnionDuke cyberespionage tools, researchers from Kaspersky Lab found

Qualys devises a virtual patch to protect against vulnerabilities

The security company's Web Application Firewall can protect Web applications from malicious users

SSL certificate flaw allows hackers to crash devices running iOS 8

When combined with another exploit, the No iOS Zone flaw can make iPhones, iPads and iPods impossible to use

Senate leader introduces bill to extend Patriot Act surveillance

The new legislation would extend the telephone records collection section of the law for five years

EMC Syncplicity lets enterprises manage their own encryption keys

Its Customer Managed Keys feature uses rights management software that customers can run on their own hardware

Crypto gurus: The government's key escrow plan won't work

World renowned cryptographers highlighted various reasons why creating a master decryption key for the government to use is not practical

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, April 22

US warns airlines of onboard hacking... drone lands on Japanese PM's office... Google adds push notifications to Chrome

HP partners with FireEye for cyberattack investigation and response

FireEye's technology will be offered as part of HP's Enterprise Services

Microsoft moves to address customers' concerns about cloud control and transparency

The company will launch new features for Office 365 designed to give organizations more control and visibility into their data

US plans Silicon Valley cybersecurity center

New center would promote greater collaboration between the government and private sector

Congress moves forward on cyberthreat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cybertheat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies

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